Education Amendment Bill Petition
To the New Zealand Parliament on the 2nd Reading of the Education Amendment Bill
Tertiary education institutions are crucial to delivering social, cultural, economic, and environmental wellbeing. For institutions to meet the needs of all New Zealanders, staff and students must have a strong voice in decisions about how institutions are run.
We urge parliament to be bold in its recognition that staff and student expertise is crucial to tertiary education governance and to legislate for two staff and two student representatives on each TEI council. The two staff representatives should be made up of one academic staff representative and one general staff representative.
Added to this all TEI councils must be made up of at least 12 members to ensure there is space to have iwi and community representation at the council table alongside the two staff and two student representatives.